L5S8Game
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Installing 3M clear bumper paint protector on Nissan LEAF

Thu May 19, 2016 7:59 am

2012 Nissan LEAF SL 3M Scotchgard Clear Bra Paint Protection Deluxe Film Kit
https://youtu.be/i5dfeARuYBI

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Re: Installing 3M clear bumper paint protector on Nissan LEAF

Thu May 19, 2016 9:40 am

Cool time lapse! Looks like it's more work to prep it then to actually put on the vinyl.
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L5S8Game
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Re: Installing 3M clear bumper paint protector on Nissan LEAF

Thu May 19, 2016 9:48 am

This was over a 6 hour period of hell. It goes on so clear that it's hard to tell in the video what's done and not. The rounded bumper was by far the most difficult part and ended up cutting the sides off because it was just impossible for a single person to do. Got frustrated at 1:30am

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Re: Installing 3M clear bumper paint protector on Nissan LEAF

Tue May 24, 2016 10:58 am

Who ever said that you need that crap anyway? And some naïve blokes are paying money for that....

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Re: Installing 3M clear bumper paint protector on Nissan LEAF

Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:41 am

I also think that this is totally excessive. Bumpers do not rust like the hood (chips).
Replacing that bumper most likely costs only a little more than this application.
This doesn't protect from reasonable curb/crash damage. Reapplication required.
ONLY very slight scratch. Also reapplication required (aka very expensive scratch).
But I'm ready to live with a small scratch on the bumper rather than waste money.
I'd better waste money on ceramic wax annually.
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